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Fike @ 50
Titletown’s crowning glory
From walking on the moon to Woodstock, the summer of 1969 provided more than its share of historic events, many of which have been the … Read More
Cyclones strike fast, often
As the 1969 high school football season opened, Fike High served powerful notice that any team with state championship notions would … Read More
Marker celebrates champion Cyclones, Coach Trevathan
A Wilson County Historical Association marker recognizing the Fike High School Cyclone football teams for their three state … Read More

New game, same result

Greenfield's William Smith (7) and Jack Ortiz (9) of Wilson Christian chase after the ball during Monday's match at Wilson Christian. The teams played to a 3-3 draw for the second time in 2019.
For the second time this season, neither the Wilson Christian Academy soccer team nor Greenfield could beat the other in the end. In a rematch of an Aug. 30 game against each other, the Knights …
School Sports
Football Forecast

Football Forecast Week 4

The first undefeated week of the season goes to Paul Durham, who moves into a tie for …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Avery Rose Brown, Fike High

Senior Avery Rose Brown helped her Fike High girls tennis team to a pair of victories to start 3-A Big East Conference play last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, …
Batts

Friday's Finest

RAEKWON BATTS, Beddingfield — Continued to find his niche in Carl Smith’s power-I offense, running 28 times for 162 yards and a pair of TDs in the Bruins 26-24 win over Fike. Batts scored …
Community Christian's Kelsey Strange returns a shot during Monday's No. 3 doubles match against Rocky Mount Academy at Lake Wilson Tennis Club.

Losses don’t dampen outlook for CCS girls tennis

The focus strays from winning but moves more in the direction of growing the sport and developing a love for the game for the Community Christian School girls tennis team. Thus, long faces and …
Southern Nash running back Quinton Cooley (20) fights for yardage as South Granville defenders Jimmy Hanson (10) and Dominic Deloatch (21) close in during Friday's game in Creedmoor. Cooley was named to the North Carolina squad for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Sunday.
BETWEEN FRIDAYS NOTEBOOK

SN's Cooley named to North Carolina Shrine Bowl roster

Southern Nash High senior Quinton Cooley has no problem following in the footsteps of his former Firebirds backfield mate Zonovan “Bam” Knight, now the leading rusher at N.C. State …

Area calendar, Sept. 17-18

Tuesday, September 17   College Women’s Soccer Barton at Belmont Abbey, 2 p.m.   College Women’s Volleyball Elizabeth City State vs. Barton — Fike High, …

AREA ROUNDUP: Golden Demons kick win streak to five

WENDELL — The win streak for the Fike High varsity boys soccer team grew to five matches with a 4-2 road conquest against East Wake of the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference on Monday …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Sevilla spearheads Springfield victory

Behind 23 service points and 14 aces from Yoseline Sevilla, the host Springfield volleyball team boosted its record to 2-0 with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-19 conquest of Speight on Monday. Sevilla was …

Area calendar, Sept. 16-17

Monday, September 16   High School Varsity Boys Soccer Southern Nash at SW Edgecombe, 5 p.m.; Beddingfield at Goldsboro, 6 p.m.; C.B. Aycock at Southern Wayne, 6 p.m.; Greene Central at …
Beddingfield's Jalil Hutcherson scampers away from the tackle of Fike's Marcaus Harris on his way to a 16-yard TD run in the fourth quarter of Friday's game at Buddy Bedgood Stadium. The Bruins won 26-24 to take an early edge in the battle for the Wilson County championship. Sheldon Vick | Special to the Times

Power and glory for Bruins

When Carl Smith accepted the vacant head varsity football coaching position at Beddingfield High, he immediately set about building a “brotherhood” within a Bruins program that had seen …

Life and Times Podcast, Aug. 14, 2019

As football season draws closer, the talk is from preseason practices and scrimmages as Paul, Jimmy and Jack discuss who has has done what. In "Don't @ Me!" Paul puts forth his opinion that Hunt …

College Sports
Elkins

Barton’s Elkins player of the week for 5th time in career

For the fifth time in her accomplished career but for the first time this season, Barton College’s Kaytlin Elkins has been proclaimed NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s …

Bulldogs dropped in conference opener

BELMONT —The Barton College men’s soccer team could not maintain a one-goal lead in the first half Saturday as host Belmont Abbey replied with three unanswered tallies to pull away for a …
WAWtix
Community Sports

Extra holes necessary

Mark Whitley is congratulated by David Lee, back to the camera, and runner-up Stephen Abrams after defeating Abrams and Lee in a playoff to win his first Wilson County Amateur men's golf championship at Wedgewood Public Golf Course on Sunday afternoon.
After few poor decisions  and simply scintillating golf for two days or 36 holes, playoff mistakes were prominent in proclaiming the men’s champion for the 41st annaul H.W. Weatherford …
Pro Sports
Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) pressures Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff as he tries to get off a pass during Sunday’s season-opening game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
PHOTO GALLERY

Panthers lose opener to Rams

Free Photos by Times contributor Sheldon Vick of Sunday's season-opening game between the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The Panthers lost 30-27 to the …
College Notebooks
UNC Notebook

Spirits high for Tar Heels despite first loss

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell (7) passes against Wake Forest during Friday's game in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest won 24-18.
As disappointing as North Carolina’s six-point loss at Wake Forest on Friday night was, the Tar Heels have definitely exceeded expectations so far in 2019. Few Tar Heel fans and (if they were …
Duke Notebook
Blue Devils look to learn more about themselves versus MTSU

DURHAM — Finding some middle ground at Middle Tennessee State might help Duke define what type of team it can be this year. So far, the Blue Devils failed to live up to expectations in their …

NC State Notebook
McKay better than OK so far for Wolfpack

Dave Doeren is not concerned with his starting quarterback.  The move to Matt McKay as the primary signal caller in 2019 is bound to have its ups and downs.  The redshirt sophomore is …

ECU Notebook
No quick start to pending ECU rebuild

Those who were hoping Mike Houston and his staff could sprinkle some magic dust on East Carolina’s football program and compete with one of the ACC’s more stable programs immediately got …